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Tater Tot Casseroles Recipe

Tater Tot Casseroles Recipe

Ground beef, sausage, cheese, and, of course, Tater Tots make this homey casserole a crowd-pleaser. Cayenne pepper and hot Italian sausage give it a pleasant kick. —Ryan Jones, Chillicothe, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3/4 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the soup, beans, corn, 1 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder, seasoned salt and cayenne. Transfer to two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Top with Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 2. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
  • 3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 370 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1085mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

Reviews for Tater Tot Casseroles

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dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 222511
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Excellent! I just made one casserole instead of two, so I cut the recipe in half. I still used 2 cans of soup though. I also added 1 TB of worcestshire sauce."

Lehde User ID: 7068457 178543
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"Fantastic, freezes well and lends itself to easy adaptations with different spices."

nancy headlee User ID: 5479331 116653
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"This was great! I made a couple of changes as well. Instead of cayenne pepper, I used pepper jack cheese. We don't like frozen beans so I used 1 can whole kernal corn, 1 cream style and a large can of mushrooms. Yum! Thank you for a really good new favorite."

jstoltz User ID: 3178346 132333
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"The family loved this. I used cream of mushroom soup because that is what I had on hand. Also halved the recipe just to make 1 casserole."

kerschc User ID: 2601335 212425
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Great flavor and easy!"

proverbs169 User ID: 6182300 194696
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"Made this a few nights ago delicious! My brother said it was the best tater tot casserole he'd ever had before."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 178537
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"Yum! I used all sweet Italian sausage and it was very flavorful. I just had to squeeze it out of its casings. I also used frozen corn (thawed) & skim milk and that worked fine.

~ Theresa"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 178536
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"The type of Tater Tot you use could add liquid to your casserole, I used to really like the ones from a home delivery service but the last batch I had were really greasy."

lunarsa User ID: 5986972 116268
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"Too much liquid, probably coming form the sauted meats. Will drain it better next time. Definitely use the hot italian bulk sausage for some zing, or you'll end up with bland."

smurf_45 User ID: 4214511 177868
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"This was excellent. I substituted with ingredients I had (1.5 lbs of ground beef and cheddar cheese) and it was delicious."

farynshome User ID: 5948583 194694
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"I LOVED THIS! I didnt use the onion or the sausage tho. I just doubled the hamburger :] and the 2nd cassersol tasted better than the first one did too :]"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.